The Travelers Championship returns to its usual slot following the U.S. Open, after a one-year hiatus to help make scheduling room for the Olympics. Jim Furyk probably wouldn’t mind if it had stayed in the new slot, leaving with the PGA Tour’s historic first 58 in the final round.
Greg DePalma and PSN managing editor Jeff Shain look back at a highly uncharacteristic U.S. Open that brought Brooks Koepka his first major title, winning with back-nine birdies rather than survival instincts. They also preview this week’s Travelers Championship, in which six of the next 10 guys following Koepka at Erin Hills will tee it up outside Hartford.
Greg DePalma and PSN managing editor Jeff Shain welcome Joel Cook from Pro Golf Weekly to help preview the U.S. Open, where Open debutante Erin Hills is record-setting long and the grass is tall as Dustin Johnson gets set to defend his title. They also talk with Dean Knuth, developer of High Heat drivers and metalwoods after nearly two decades in charge of the USGA‘s handicap system.
Golf: The world’s top golfers go their separate ways after The Players Championship, with the PGA Tour heading to DFW and European Tour players readying for their flagship event.
Greg DePalma and PSN managing editor Jeff Shain preview The Players Championship, where TPC Sawgrass plays no favorites in sending big names home early. Jason Day is the defending champion, Dustin Johnson is the favorite and Rory McIlroy and Masters champion Sergio Garcia make their first starts since Augusta National.
Greg DePalma and PSN managing editor Jeff Shain preview the Zurich Classic, as two-man teams return to the regular PGA Tour schedule for the first time since the early 1980s. Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, gold and silver medalists last summer in Rio and Ryder Cup partners, head the field along with Jason Day/Rickie Fowler. New rules amendments instituted Tuesday also get an examination.
Greg DePalma and PSN managing editor Jeff Shain preview the Valero Texas Open, where Charley Hoffman seeks to become the third back-to-back champion this century, while Patrick Reed and Jimmy Walker try to put the trophy boots in Texas hands. They also discuss injury updates from Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods, plus Rory McIlroy‘s pending nuptials.
Greg DePalma takes one more preview look at the Masters, where Mother Nature could be the biggest winner on Thursday and Friday as storms move out and blustery winds blow in. Dustin Johnson is the favorite, with Rory McIlroy still looking to complete the career Grand Slam and Jordan Spieth has recent history to lean on – or overcome.
The world’s No. 1 Dustin Johnson goes for his fourth straight win and his first green jacket at this week’s Masters Tournament. Here’s an in-depth look at the favorites, top contenders, sleepers, longshots and more to keep an eye on at golf’s first major of 2017.
Greg DePalma and PSN managing editor Jeff Shain preview the Masters Tournament, where Dustin Johnson arrives on a run of three wins in his past three starts. Rory McIlroy again seeks to complete a career Grand Slam, and Jordan Spieth must face Amen Corner demons after last year’s thud. Also, a discussion of Lexi Thompson‘s controversial penalty that cost her the ANA Inspiration crown.